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3:54 p.m. Traffic stop. 1st Street NE. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 52 mph in a posted 35-mph zone. The driver stated he was unaware of his speed. He was issued a citation and released.
9:13 p.m. Traffic stop. Highway 15. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a male driving who was known to have a revoked license. The driver admitted to knowing the offense. He was placed under arrest and taken to Stearns County Jail without incident.
2:32 p.m. Theft. Eagles Nest Court. A report was made regarding theft of a statue from a yard. The summer statue was taken sometime within the past week.
5:52 p.m. Burglary. 6th Avenue S. A report was made regarding a home that was possibly broken into. The homeowners arrived home and found their front door to be unlocked and an unknown key in the door.
12:47 p.m. Animal check. A complaint was made regarding a dog left in a vehicle that seemed to be in distress. An officer arrived and found the dog in the vehicle, with the windows cracked and the dog was heavily panting. The officer was able to locate the car owners inside the restaurant and they stated they were leaving shortly.
12:29 p.m. Theft from vehicle. 6th Avenue S. Sometime during the night, an unlocked vehicle was entered and stereo equipment was stolen.
3:15 p.m. Theft. Walmart. While in the customer service area, a female left her keys sitting on the counter and a male took them as he left the area. Officers were unable to locate the male. An officer transported the female to a local locksmith who could make another car key for her.
10:45 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm. 8th Street NE. A complaint was made regarding a home carbon-monoxide alarm sounding. Officers checked the home and found a high reading. The family was advised to wait outside the home until the gas provider arrived.
1:22 p.m. Suspicious activity. 4th Avenue Sout. A report was made regarding a male attempting to cut a lock on a storage unit. Upon officers’ arrival, the male had left the premises with unsuccessful entry to the storage unit.
3:32 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A female was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The female admitted to the theft. She was issued a citation and released.
8:47 p.m. Juvenile Runaway. A report was made regarding a juvenile female who had run away from her home. Officers did locate the female and returned her home. The officers spoke with both the child and the parents to ensure everyone’s safety.
2:19 a.m. Traffic Stop. 1st Street S. A vehicle was witnessed with a headlight out. The driver was aware of the violation and is waiting for the part to come to fix it. No further action taken.
9:12 a.m. Traffic Stop. Riverside Ave S. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a vehicle traveling 48 MPH in a posted 30 MPH zone. The driver stated he was having issues with his hearing aid and was not paying attention to his driving. He was issued a citation and released.
5:24 p.m. Traffic Stop. 23th Street S. A vehicle was witnessed stopped in a roundabout, then tried to make a right hand turn, nearly causing an accident. The driver said she was flustered due to the construction. The officer spoke to the driver about safety and driving in work zones and issued a verbal warning.
11:10 a.m. Traffic Stop. Pinecone Road N. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a vehicle traveling 56 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone. The driver was issued a citation and released.
12:07 a.m. Animal Complaint. 2nd Street S. An officer was dispatched to the area for a possible dog that had been hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer found the animal to be a beaver and it was dead. The animal was moved to the side of the road and a message was left for city maintenance to remove.
8:48 p.m. Animal Complaint. A caller said that skunks kept crossing the road and he complained about the smell. An officer checked the area and did not find any skunks. No further action taken.
10:46 p.m. Noise Complaint. 5th Street NE. A caller reported loud music at a nearby residence. Upon arrival, the officer found a few people sitting in the back yard talking and listing to the radio. The officer advised them of the complaint and the residents agreed to turn down the music and then went inside.
2:03 p.m. Traffic Stop. County Rd 120. A vehicle was witnessed with plates that were revoked and to be seized. The officer spoke to the driver, removed the plates from the vehicle and told the driver he would not be able to drive it without new plates. The driver stated he was borrowing the vehicle from a friend and found an alternate ride.
8:49 p.m. Traffic Stop. Le Sauk Dr. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a vehicle traveling 50 MPH in a posted 30 MPH zone. The driver was issued a citation and released.
9:59 a.m. Vandalism. 7th Ave S. A homeowner stated that sometime early that morning someone took a flower pot and moved it into the roadway, and that his shepherd’s hook and basketball hoop were knocked over. He was also missing a garden hose. The officer found the garden hose in the road and returned it to the owner. The owner was advised to report any other damage or if he had any suspect information.
5:20 p.m. Traffic Stop. Riverside Avenue. While on patrol, an officer stopped a vehicle for displaying expired registration. The driver stated he had purchased current tabs, but did not put them on the plates. The driver received a warning.
6:59 p.m. ATV Complaint. Heritage Dr. An officer observed a male driving a four wheeler on the bike path. The driver stated he only drove on the path to go around the light poles. The officer explained the city ordinance that ATVs are not allowed on the path and advised the driver to gain permission to drive on private property.
7:45 a.m. Animal Complaint. Riverside Ave N. A report was made regarding an injured dog on the side of the road. An officer checked the area but was unable to locate the dog.
8:37 a.m. Traffic Stop. Le Sauk Drive. A vehicle was witnessed driving in reverse against the flow of traffic for about 50 feet. The driver stated that she missed her turn. She received a warning for backing into traffic.
10:49 a.m. Crash with injuries. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Sartell and St Joseph police departments, St Joseph Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to a 2 vehicle crash on Cr 133 just South of Cr 4 in St Joseph Twp. A vehicle was traveling South on Cr 133 crossed over the centerline sideswiping a van which was traveling Northbound. Both vehicles left the roadway and went into the East ditch of CR 133. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the centerline was transported to the St Cloud with non-life threating injuries. The crash is still being investigated by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
4:53 p.m. Animal Complaint. C.R. 120. An officer was dispatched to a dog left inside of a vehicle. The officer waited for the driver to come out and spoke with him about leaving animals in hot vehicles for their safety. No further action taken.
10:39 a.m. Found Property. A caller said that she found a brass tiki torch on her property. The torch was placed into found property at the police department.